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Kill #wikimedia-devrel Freenode IRC channel
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  1. #wikimedia-devrel IRC channel is not active anymore and we should redirect it.
  1. After that, we need to update any documentation on Wikimedia wikis where the channel is listed. Some possible venues to remove the channel from:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC/Channels
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technical_Engagement
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMDSbot
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Code-in/Participants
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Developer_Advocacy

In some cases we may want to link to https://wikimedia.zulipchat.com/
In some cases we may want to link to our team's talk page on mw.org.

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Aklapper renamed this task from Kill #wikimedia-devrel Freenode IRC channel to Kill #wikimedia-devrel Freenode IRC channel.Thu, Aug 22, 2:44 PM
Aklapper updated the task description. (Show Details)EditedThu, Sep 12, 11:41 AM

Now shall we redirect to #wikimedia-tech or noisy #wikimedia-dev? (Bikeshed! Bikeshed!)
(@charitwo might be able to help us with this; not pinging yet because need to find out where to redirect instead.)

No updates to wikibugs config needed, as not listed in https://github.com/wikimedia/labs-tools-wikibugs2/blob/master/gerrit-channels.yaml

Group thoughts: probably #wikimedia-tech, and update the team page to specify that "You can find us on IRC at [...] and you should ping (just type) these nicknames to get our attention if we're working at that time: andre__ srish_aka_tux srrodlund" (so that we don't need to alter the channel topic)

Also, here's a reminder that instructions for how to redirect a channel are at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC/Instructions#cite_ref-6

And here's a search for all the places that the current channel name is used.

Thanks for sharing the discussion that I unfortunately could not attend. Appreciated.

Now let me disagree with some aspects. :P

Group thoughts: probably #wikimedia-tech, and update the team page to specify that "You can find us on IRC at [...] and you should ping (just type) these nicknames to get our attention if we're working at that time: andre__ srish_aka_tux srrodlund" (so that we don't need to alter the channel topic)

  • I do not see a reason for listing explicit individual IRC nicknames. If individual subteam members use IRC then individuals are free to add their IRC nickname information to their user infobox on their wiki user pages. User pages of this subteam are already linked from https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_Advocacy#Team and it's good to keep information centralized in one place.
  • I would rephrase "You can find us on IRC [...]" to "Some of us can also be contacted in other ways (IRC, email, …). See the individual user pages of team members for contact information." I don't see a reason why someone would want to speak to the all members of the subteam on IRC at the same time (and I don't see a "unified timezone" launch in our annual planning to support that).

Right. Yup. Sorry, I didn't mean that exact phrasing, but was typing out quickly during the meeting. The intent was more... somehow provide the usernames that people can potentially ping, perhaps giving specific circumstances/specializations. E.g. "Ping andre__ for questions about [...]". -- However, your idea would work as well, just in a slightly more fragmented way. :-)

@Quiddity: Heh, alright :) In any case thanks for summarizing!

somehow provide the usernames that people can potentially ping, perhaps giving specific circumstances/specializations.

Right. @srishakatux, @srodlund, @Aklapper: Everyone should probably list their kind of skills / areas under https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_Advocacy#Team ? (We probably don't need to go as deep as https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Portal:Cloud_VPS/Admin/Skill_matrix does.)